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Old 09-27-2015, 03:34 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by Ford Idaho View Post
I have read where some people remove the filter and replace it with an empty water bottle so you no not need to use as much AF, ping pong balls would likely work as well.
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Old 09-27-2015, 04:00 PM   #12
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When I had a filter (last winter), I used an empty Snapple bottle, with the lid on, to fill the inside of the filter during the perfectly. (I've since removed the filter and just connected the hoses.)

Did you get it off? If not, this handy filter remover (designed for automotive oil filters) should come in handy, can be found at an automotive parts store or Harbor Freight:


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Old 09-27-2015, 07:57 PM   #13
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We have a similar canister filtering system in our house, and they tend to stick hard as well. One trick I've found that works is to some of the plumbers silicone lube on the O-ring. Keeps it from drying out at the same time stops it from sticking hard.
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Old 09-27-2015, 08:00 PM   #14
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As others have said, turn off city water, turn off pump -open a spigot and once the pressure is relieved it should come right off. I just open my outdoor shower and let it run on the ground. Once it stops, filter housing turns easily.

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